President Umaro Sissoco Embaló of Guinea-Bissau has bestowed upon President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo the esteemed Amílcar Cabral Medal, the highest national award of Guinea-Bissau, in recognition of President Akufo-Addo's unwavering dedication and commitment to the advancement of Africa and humanity as a whole.
The Amílcar Cabral Medal is reserved for individuals who demonstrate exceptional courage and exemplary leadership in their respective fields of endeavour.
Expressing his gratitude, President Akufo-Addo stated, “It is an award I will cherish for the rest of my life,” as he received the prestigious medal.
The award ceremony took place during President Akufo-Addo's three-day visit to Guinea-Bissau, aimed at strengthening the bilateral ties between the two nations.
The Amílcar Cabral Medal is named after Amílcar Lopes Cabral, a renowned African freedom fighter who played a pivotal role in liberating Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde from Portuguese colonial rule in 1974 and 1975, respectively. Cabral was a prominent Pan-Africanist revolutionary and intellectual.
President Akufo-Addo acknowledged the longstanding relations between Ghana and Guinea-Bissau and emphasized the commitment of both countries to further enhance their cooperation.
During the visit, Ghana and Guinea-Bissau signed an agreement establishing a Joint Commission for Cooperation, which will serve as the legal framework for addressing trade and investment aspirations between the two nations.
The recognition of President Akufo-Addo with the Amílcar Cabral Medal highlights his remarkable contributions to the advancement of Africa and symbolizes the mutual respect and collaboration between Ghana and Guinea-Bissau.
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